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dc.contributor.authorGoh, Rachael Cai Yun.
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-08T04:10:51Z
dc.date.available2013-04-08T04:10:51Z
dc.date.copyright2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/51667
dc.description.abstractFood is claimed to be a marker of Singapore culture and identity. Yet, there is a paucity of sociological research in this area. This exploratory study seeks to analyse the dish Hainanese Chicken Rice from a sociological standpoint using data collected from semi-structured interviews with experts in the food industry. Firstly, the evolution of the dish since is emergence is discussed, where the process of cultural hybridisation and Islamisation have contributed to the popularity of the dish. Secondly, meanings that respondents attribute to the dish are explored. The position of chicken rice as Singapore’s national dish reflects contradictions within the notion of multiculturalism in Singapore’s society. The concepts Orientalism and misrecognition are used to explain why there is a threat to the continuity of Singapore’s food culture. Lastly, nostalgia is a tool used by respondents to negotiate changes in Singapore’s development.en_US
dc.format.extent31 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciencesen_US
dc.titleThe evolution of Hainanese chicken rice and its representations of Singapore’s culture and identity.en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.supervisor2Genaro Castro-Vázquezen_US
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